Food
Dinner at Plot

Dinner at Plot

I used to think Tooting was the graveyard of Zone 3, a place where 22-year-old Corbyn supporters rent six-bedroom houses with their mates and drink beer out of shoes. But like all the once-grotty-now-edgy parts of London, it’s becoming gentrified with posh pubs and achingly trendy eating spots, all sandwiched between rubbish mounds and drunk...
Brunch at The Lighterman

Brunch at The Lighterman

Abominable snowman. The clue’s in the name really. Not abominable sandman, or abominable strawman, or abominable man sitting happily in the sunshine with a Corona and lime. The name of this feared, yeti-like creature was inspired by snow. The single worst climate creation that Mother Nature has ever bestowed upon us, snow in the UK...
Recipe: Chilli pizza eggs

Recipe: Chilli pizza eggs

I have a new obsession. Bigger than my addiction to trawling the internet for holidays I can’t afford. Bigger than my teenage love affair with the half-drowned Leo in Titanic. Even bigger than my obsession with shouting things at people on Twitter who think the whole Donald Trump thing was a good idea. The obsession...
Why ‘This Girl Can’ is the best advert in sporting history

Why ‘This Girl Can’ is the best advert in sporting history

Sporting advertisements don’t generally fill me with joy. Fronted by swishy-haired, ab-crunching, green-smoothie-drinking treadmill unicorns, they serve no other purpose than to make me feel as useless as I did on school sports day. I am no athlete. If anything I’m the opposite of an athlete: Skinny, squishy, nesh and all too happy to sacrifice...
The Big US Road Trip: NOLA Part 2

The Big US Road Trip: NOLA Part 2

The more times I turn 21, the more difficult the morning after becomes. Luckily New Orleans is well-equipped to deal with hangovers. Not wanting to miss out on the local cuisine, we went to SoBou, another Trip Advisor recommended spot in the French Quarter. Despite the whackadoodles who often frequent those review sites, the food was as...
The Big US Road Trip: New Orleans (Part 1)

The Big US Road Trip: New Orleans (Part 1)

New Orleans wasn’t the next stop on our tour. But the American guy I’m currently dating (who claims to be from New Orleans but is actually from a much crappier town five hours down the road) has requested that I bump it up the blogging queue before he leaves Dubai to go back to the...
The Big US Road Trip: Florida

The Big US Road Trip: Florida

Perhaps it’s the effects of a teenage addiction to Sweet Valley High books and McDonald’s fries. Perhaps it’s my deep seated love of fried chicken. For whatever reason, a US road trip has been on my bucket list for at least the last 15 years. As I live in Dubai, most of my holidays involve...
Homemade fish and chips with pea and lemon mayonnaise

Homemade fish and chips with pea and lemon mayonnaise

Fish and chips must be one of the most glorious dishes on the English menu. Dripping in salt and fat like congestive heart failure on a plate, it’s one of the few take aways that requires a coronary stent after consumption. Whilst I have serious passion for the occasional battered treat (not a euphemism), recently...
New Year’s resolutions not to make

New Year’s resolutions not to make

It is my firm belief that nobody in the history of the world has ever visited a gym they joined as a New Year’s resolution. Packed with sweaty bodied angry folk feigning exercise enjoyment whilst secretly calculating how many pies they can scoff later, everyone knows they are protein shake selling temples of doom. Yet come...
5 Things to do before Christmas

5 Things to do before Christmas

It’s that time of year again. We’ve seen the John Lewis advert (and quietly wondered why creepy coal eyed snowmen who rob department stores in the middle of the night represent festive cheer.) We’ve read tabloid stories on the type of poultry most likely to result in violent food poisoning when inexpertly prepared.  We’ve been...
Cheesy courgette and aubergine chips

Cheesy courgette and aubergine chips

One of the most difficult things about cooking (apart from clearing up the catastrophic mess that trails in my wake) is maintaining variety. Given the choice, I’d happily eat mashed potatoes with every meal. Like clouds of salty, buttery fluff on a plate they can pretty much be teamed with any food in the universe....
Guest Post: The Alice Tea Rooms

Guest Post: The Alice Tea Rooms

Ever wondered what became of the white rabbit and the mad hatter? Literary lover Hannah  from Palindrome Poppet  recently visited the Alice in Wonderland themed Richmond Tea Rooms in Manchester. Here’s what she thought… If someone asked me to go wander round aimlessly down the dark alleyways surrounding Canal Street, I’d wonder if they’d recently suffered a...
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